Nissan Sentra Features CarPlay Starting With New 2019 Model

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    Nissan today announced that the 2019 Sentra, excluding the base Sentra S model, features standard CarPlay and Android Auto.

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    This is the first model year of the Sentra with CarPlay, following in the footsteps of the 2017 and newer Maxima, 2017 and newer Micra, 2017 and newer Murano, 2018 GT-R, 2018 Kicks, 2018 LEAF, 2018 Rogue, and 2019 Altima.

    CarPlay enables iPhone users to access a range of apps from the NissanConnect infotainment system, including Messages, Apple Maps, Apple Music, Podcasts, Overcast, Spotify, SiriusXM Radio, Pandora, WhatsApp, Downcast, Slacker Radio, Stitcher, and, starting with iOS 12, Google Maps and Waze.

    The 2019 Sentra is on sale now at Nissan dealerships across the United States, with CarPlay-enabled packages starting at $19,090.

    Article Link: Nissan Sentra Features CarPlay Starting With New 2019 Model
     
  2. GizmoDVD macrumors 68000

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    Meh. People buy cars that rely 100% on gas? Wake me when Nissan sticks this is a hybrid (not the Leaf...) that gets decent Prius-like mileage
     
  3. FNH15 macrumors 6502

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    I've had the distinct displeasure of having to use the OEM Nissan system in a couple of rentals over the years. CarPlay is a huge improvement, and this scenario is exactly what its intended for - replacing the more annoying/poorly designed systems that some auto manufacturers use (I'm looking @ you, Lexus/Toyota).

    Now, if only their cars were ever worthy of more than rental fodder... (GTR excluded of course)
     
  4. redneckitengineer macrumors 6502

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    I’m in rental cars 99% of my time thanks to work. I hate renting Sentra’s. There’s no quicker way to remove the smile from face than being handed the keys to that piece of garbage. Gimme a maxima all day, but the Sentra and the Altima...ewe.
     
  5. rrm74001 macrumors 6502

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    Yes. If I were to buy a new car tomorrow, it would be 100% ICE.
     
  6. NIKKG macrumors 6502

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    What was wrong with the sentra and altima? I was considering getting one of them as I need a good fuel efficient vehicle for work because I have a long commute for my job. I got me a 2017 Ford Explorer but the 20 mpg on it sucks.
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    The problem with most of the plug in hybrids I looked at that aren't Tesla all look like they are made for kids or econo boxes for people on welfare.
     
  7. nburwell macrumors 601

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    I was wondering when Nissan was going to have CarPlay in the Sentra. My 2018 Altima SR is my first Nissan I've leased with CarPlay (and Android Auto) installed. I haven't even bothered connecting my iPhone to Bluetooth in my car since it's primarily connected via CarPlay.
     
  8. FNH15 macrumors 6502

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    They're just utterly horrible cars. No high speed stability (70+), gutless engines and an absolutely awful CVT. Their interiors leave much to be desired as well.

    Need a good, fuel efficient vehicle? Try the Mazda 6. I drove one of the newer models, and while not quite like my E90 335i, it reminded me a lot of the older BMW 5ers (think 1997-2003 models). Good road feel, taut but not harsh suspension, and excellent directional stability. Their interiors were quite a bit better than the Walmart quality Nissans as well. The Volvo S60 is also an excellent choice; the 2014+ T5 routinely returns 40ish mpg highway for my friend's mother, (she does a lot of highway miles @ around 80 mph) and they have some of the best seats put in a production car. A CPO model carries a 7 year, 100K mileage warranty, and they can be had in the low 20s/high teens.
     
  9. definitive macrumors 68000

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    you're comparing a sub-$20k or less nissan, to a $30k+ bmw. two different cars, aimed and two different buyers.
     
  10. iDento macrumors 6502

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    Nothing is wrong with the Altima and it looks great, the top end trim comes with a god damn V6 engine too!
     
  11. FNH15 macrumors 6502

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    I'm comparing the Nissan to a Mazda. Both in roughly the same price bracket. The BMW comparison was to underscore how well the Mazda performs.
     
  12. 4jasontv macrumors 68000

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    It’s criminal that these companies don’t allow for upgrades like this. There is no reason I shouldn’t be able to get a car, say under 10 years old, updated with an OEM CarPlay head. The fact that I need to buy a new model, and pay extra, tells me a lot about their desire to support me as a customer once the car is off the lot.
     
  13. redneckitengineer macrumors 6502

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    The Sentra is underpowered, and cheaply made. It oozes plastic, the edges are rough cut, it lacks any high end features. The Altima is a decent step up but still feels cheap. The Maxima has minimal plastic, edges are fine and trimmed. Good power when you want it, full of features and tech.

    Have you looked at the Ford Fusion plug in hybrid? Looks like a normal sedan, has some sweet Sony/Microsoft stereo features, and is tasteful in its appearance and interior. The regular hybrid is one of my preferred cars when I get to the rental counter, like maybe top 5. Your only loss is the trunk, half the vertical space is gone for the battery. I average about 55mpg when driving one.
     
  14. Jmausmuc macrumors 6502a

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    Buy a hybrid than.
     

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